In 1996, the Technical-Scientific Committee of CICOPS approved a scholarship project aimed at fostering research collaboration between academic from Developing Countries and the University of Pavia. The scholarships were designed for both junior and senior members of universities in Developing Countries or members of major research centers and international organizations with specific interests in the field of development studies.
Since 1998, the University of Pavia and the Institute for University Studies (EDiSU) have offered about ten scholarships yearly for a four to ten-week stay in Pavia, during which time the scholars carry out research with professors in the department that hosts them and often hold seminars.
As of 2017, about 200 scholarships had been awarded to academics from more than 54 different countries to carry out research in Pavia.
Call for applications 2018
CICOPS Scholarships are now being accepted for 2018. Academics and other researchers from Developing Countries who wish to carry out research in collaboration with a professor at the University of Pavia are welcome to apply. Applicants must have the support of a collaborator at the University of Pavia who invites them with a formal invitation letter (applications without invitation letter won't be taken into consideration).
Scholarships are designed for both junior and senior members of Universities in Developing Countries or members of major research centres and international organisations or institutions with specific interest in the field of development studies.
Applicants must have at least two years of either teaching experience or activity in international organizations and institutions.
CICOPS Scholarships are foreseen for research collaboration in the short period (from 4 to 12 weeks) in order to encourage the mobility of researcher from Developing Countries. Applicants enrolled in a Doctoral or Postgraduate Course at an Italian University are not eligible to apply.
Applications and deadline
In order to encourage contacts with staff and students, the period of stay should take place within the following dates: January 8th - July 15th 2018 and September 17th - December 16th 2018.
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